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A Practical Guide to Human Factors in Healthcare

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Aimed at Clinicians and Managers, this national virtual conference will provide a practical guide to human factors in healthcare, and how a human factors approach can improve patient care, quality, process and safety.

“Today, patient harm due to unsafe care is a large and growing global public health challenge and is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Most of this patient harm is avoidable”

WHO, 2021

“Human factors refer to environmental, organisational and job factors, and human and individual characteristics, which influence behaviour [at work] in a way which can affect health and safety’”

Health and Safety Executive 5 May 2021 

“Getting the human factors right minimises error, and maximises performance. It makes it easier to do the right thing, and harder to do the wrong thing. Over 1.3 million people work in the NHS, treating more than a million patients a day. We need to ensure that our staff are equipped with the underlying principles that enable them to be flexible enough and resilient enough to deliver high quality care, for the safety of our patients. Having an understanding of human factors is one way to address this.”

Health Education England 2021

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to embed a human factors approach
  • Learn from outstanding practice in using human factors and ergonomics to improve patient safety and quality
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including the patient safety syllabus and new role of patient safety specialist
  • Understand the tools and methodology
  • Develop your skills in training and educating frontline staff in human factors
  • Understand how you can improve patient safety incident investigation by using a human factors approach
  • Learn from case studies demonstrating the practical application of human factors to improve patient care
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes

Chair & Speakers Include:

Mr Paul Davis

Patient Safety Specialist, NHS Trust
Former National Investigator, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB)

Ms Jessica Tuffield

Patient Representative, Volunteer and Sepsis Survivor
The UK Sepsis Trust

Mr Perbinder Grewal

General & Vascular Surgeon, Human Factors & Patient Safety Trainer, and Emotional Intelligence Practitioner

Dr Claudia Ganado

Neonatal Consultant and Neonatal Lead for Quality Governance Human Factors and Team Effectiveness
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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